George Kurtz

George Kurtz

Sports Car Driver

George Kurtz is an accomplished race car driver, competing in hundreds of races across multiple series and achieving numerous victories in his 15+ seasons. In 2023, Kurtz delivered his best season ever, winning the GT World Challenge Team and Drivers’ Championship title with co-driver Colin Braun and Riley Motorsports, and earning 12 wins across five race series. In IMSA, Kurtz won the Michelin Endurance Cup championship in its first season of LMP2 competition. Notable race victories across prototype and GT races include class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Indianapolis 8-Hour, the 4 Hours of Sepang and Petit Le Mans.

Kurtz also earned top accolades for his cumulative success as a driver: The Trueman Cup in IMSA, earning him an automatic invitation to the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans; and Bronze Prototype Driver of the Year via publication Sportscar365. He was also named the Overall Driver GT3 Champion in the Mercedes Customer Racing Championship. 

Kurtz will return for his second year in the LMP2 class with CrowdStrike Racing by APR to contest a full season in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. He will also return for a full season in SRO’s GT America and GT World Challenge America with CrowdStrike Racing by Riley Motorsports in a Mercedes-AMG GT3. For the first time, Colin Braun will co-drive with Kurtz in both sportscar series. 

George Kurtz is the president, CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike (NASDAQ: CRWD), the global cybersecurity leader keeping the world safe from cyber threats with the leading AI-native cybersecurity platform. Kurtz pioneered the concept of cloud-native endpoint detection and response (EDR) - a revolutionary approach that transformed how cybersecurity solutions were delivered and experienced by customers. Under his leadership, CrowdStrike has grown into one of the most valuable cybersecurity companies ever. 

Recognized as one of the foremost international experts in security strategy and adversary tradecraft, Kurtz is dedicated to helping global leaders across the government and private sectors stop security breaches.

With more than three decades of experience in the security space, Kurtz has repeatedly demonstrated a unique ability to develop and commercialize transformational technologies that create massive value for customers and shareholders. Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Kurtz served as Worldwide Chief Technology Officer and GM at McAfee, driving the innovation and strategies that propelled the company to become a $3B industry leader. Previously, Kurtz helped establish the concept of cybersecurity incident response with the creation of Foundstone, leading the company through acquisition by McAfee in 2004. 

The co-author of “Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions,” one of the best selling security books of all time, Kurtz is often relied on by major media outlets like CNN, CNBC, Fox News, the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal for expert insight on cyber attacks and the growing menace of eCrime and nation-state adversaries. 

Both on the track and off, George is driven to win - for customers, for employees and for shareholders.


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